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TxDOT's Ric Willamson Says Yellow Vulture Camera Testing Postponed Till at Least June 2009 (salon) Or, as some call them, Nazi Cams. What in the world changed this arrogant so and so's mind? TxDot was going to go ahead and BREAK THE LAW and test those Yellow Vultures. It also isn't like TxDOT gives.....- 9/5/2007 10:28:11 AM
Chertoff Failed To Tell Congress About Domestic Spy Satellites (salon) You know, spying on Americans. And this is a person the Bush administration is considering replaceing Alberto (I'm Incompetent and I Heart Torture) Gonzales? The chairman of the House Homeland Securit.....- 9/5/2007 10:08:14 AM
Bush's Spy On Americans Law FISA Modifications in PDF form as Discussed by Secrecy News (salon) from CRS.  I noticed a bit yesterday from a new book coming out from Jack Goldsmith entitled "The Terror Presidency" which, as discussed in an article in the NYTimes quotes Goldsmith about t.....- 9/5/2007 10:05:47 AM
Bob Perry (from Houston) Has Ties to Law Firm Pushing Electoral College Vote Changes in California (salon) From the Mercury News via Matt Ortega - We in Texas know him for many, many crooked schemes, but of course nationally Perry is known for being a financier of the Swift Boat Veterans. Lawyers behind a .....- 9/5/2007 9:40:36 AM
Death at a Distance-Predator/Hellfire Air Strikes on Iraq- From Nevada (salon) Yesterday while out and about, I heard a bit on NPR about the lives of some servicemen who operate unmanned vehicles that also carry payload bombs... from Nevada. (Predator Pilots Engage in Remote Con.....- 9/5/2007 9:28:03 AM
Why isn't more of the news media informing the public? --- Congressman Ciro Rodriguez and others challenge TxDOT ! (pstern) Why isn't more of the mainstream media in Texas providing this information to the public? There are 2 new issues pending with lawmakers and TxDOT. Read about them below:Apparently, there is a lot goin.....- 9/5/2007 8:50:21 AM
Heh. Seems NOBODY Liked McConnell's Admission that Verizon was Illegally Turning over Customer Records (salon) to Bush. Not the Verizon customers in the lawsuit, who are REALLY mad that they know for sure that that happened now. (Verizon, uh, BROKE THE LAW) And not Verizon, who thinks that McConnell spilled pr.....- 9/4/2007 1:43:04 PM
The Al-Anbar *Safe* Baloney- It Is NOT All that Safe (salon) Have already said before that Gates spoke on the MTP and said that the US government paid off the sheiks in Al-Anbar, which was almost 100 percent Sunni with money and guns. But consider this. Suppose.....- 9/4/2007 1:12:57 PM
Federal Appeals Court LOVES High Power Sonar, Hates Whales (salon) - 9/4/2007 12:54:38 PM
Now THAT's Presidential- McCain Calls High School Student a Little Jerk (salon) Evidence that McCain has flipped over the edge into complete irrelevancy. I thought his little Bomb Iran song showed he was missing more than a few rungs on the ladder going up to the top, but WHO in .....- 9/4/2007 12:47:09 PM
Mrs John Ashcroft Stuck Out Her Tongue at Alberto G and Andy C- At the Godfather Mafia Hospital Room Scene (salon) I supposed there's no one that doesn't know about the shameless visit by Alberto Gonzales and Andrew Card to the bedside of a highly ill John Ashcroft, who was not only extremely sick but had given ov.....- 9/4/2007 12:38:05 PM
Hah! Bush Caught in Another Lie After He Tried To Lay Blame on Iraq Army Disbandment on Bremer (salon) New book on Bush coming out, Dead Certain, based on interviews which Bush gave the author. Bush said some really bone-headed things but I'll let that pass because that's his M.O. But when I read this .....- 9/4/2007 12:29:15 PM
Two New Movies, Two Stars Bash Bush-Gere Implies Bush a War Criminal, Theron for Iraq Mistake (salon) "How did we elect Bush twice?" Gere asked rhetorically while promoting his new film, "The Hunting Party."Don't ask me, Gere. I didn't vote for him either time, was happy about it t.....- 9/4/2007 12:19:22 PM
Cool Neighborhood Electric Car, Zenn, Uses Austin Company's EEStor Battery (salon) Electric cars ARE coming and with the kind of battery power we're talking about here, neighborhood tool-around-the-block cars will be all the rage. I looked up the Zenn Car and it goes maxium speed ab.....- 9/4/2007 12:15:01 PM
RFID Chipping Your Horse For NAIS- Not Content To Chip Alzheimer's Patients. Digital Angel Turns to Animals (salon) NAIS (National Animal Indentification System) is supposedly voluntary, and yet plans continue behind the scenes, with more and more organizations signing up with the USDA. And that includes companies .....- 9/4/2007 12:10:29 PM
Converting FREE Interstates into Toll Roads- Now Pennsylvania Wants To Do it (salon) Um. Mary Peters Evil Aura Infects State Departments of Transportation. It isn't bad enough that the Bush administration would rather pay BILLIONS of dollars to be fighting in another country that WE i.....- 9/4/2007 12:03:14 PM
Cleburne (Johnson Co) Texas Letter to the Editor- Impeach Bush and Cheney (salon) I totally support the movement to impeach Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. There is a laundry list of impeachable offenses, chief among them is the deception to lead us into war in Iraq and then the co.....- 9/4/2007 11:25:36 AM
Ugh Rick Perry's Spy-On-Texas Database Was NOT Controlled by the Texas Legislature (salon) Why the heck NOT? I remember when the issue of Governor Perry's Office having control over Texas Homeland Security was such a burning privacy issue that it looked to be stopped. Peter Stern wrote abou.....- 9/4/2007 11:23:02 AM
NAFTA Superhighway a Myth? 1998 Document Shows NASCO Originally called North American Superhighway Coalition (salon) It's funny. Two of the questions to Chet Edwards at his Granbury (Hood County) Texas Town Hall Meeting were about the NAFTA Superhighway and whether he thought it was a myth or not. There's sure been .....- 9/4/2007 11:06:15 AM
Remember Billy Mitchell of Aledo (Parker Co) Texas Whose Land Was Taken Through Eminent Domain for a Pipeline? (salon) He put up a billboard on I-30 in west Fort Worth - "Eminent Domain-Stealing What Others Work For". (Wrote about him before a couple of times) Mitchell said he spent $2,000 on the sign, which.....- 9/4/2007 10:43:32 AM
The Ongoing Crusade for Toll Road Privatization (pstern) The Alternative to Toll Roads: An Adequate and Unrestrained Gasoline TaxToll Roads are NOT cost-effective A fuel tax, a.k.a. gasoline tax, is a sales tax imposed on the sale of fuel. The fuel tax in T.....- 9/3/2007 4:28:53 PM
Having a Lovely Labor Day Weekend-Hope You are Too! (salon) - 9/3/2007 1:48:01 PM
Beware of County Triple-Taxation! (pstern) The people of Hays County should know the facts re: how they are NOT being represented.  Texans in other counties should be advised it may soon happen to them.     Why aren't Hays County Homeowners  &.....- 9/1/2007 3:45:14 PM
Um. That Publicity Cow Is Already Out of the Barn- Larry Craig To Resign on Saturday (salon) - 8/31/2007 7:30:42 PM
Gas Well Cloud In Acton (Hood County) Texas- Hole in Quicksilver's Gas Pipe (salon) UghAn odorous cloud and a deafening roar poured from a natural gas well here late Wednesday, forcing residents to consider evacuating the neighborhood.Fort Worth-based Quicksilver Resources operates t.....- 8/31/2007 7:05:47 PM
FYI: Lawmaker questions TxDOT pursuit tolled interstates (pstern) Lawmaker questions TxDOT pursuit tolled interstates AUSTIN — The chairman of the Texas Senate transportation committee said he's certain lawmakers would oppose any effort by the Texas Department of Tr.....- 8/31/2007 3:43:27 PM
Repeating what Pstern Said Yesterday-Our FREE Interstate HIGHWAYS to be Converted into TOLL ROADS (salon) Everyone in the state of Texas ought to be outraged and immediately reaching for their notepads (to write letters), their emails (to type in responses to NOT just Texas legislators and TxDOT but to ou.....- 8/31/2007 10:48:16 AM
Breaking News!!! Secret TxDOT Plan to Toll Existing Interstates (pstern) Could ANYONE be surprised by this???"Your state tax money would 'buy back' highways your federal tax money already paid for, so the state could charge you tolls to drive on that highway" WOA.....- 8/30/2007 6:37:06 PM
Hank Gilbert Continues to Speak Out about the Trans Texas Corridor-Athens, Texas (salon) During his campaign for Agriculture Commissioner, Gilbert was vocal in his opposition to the project. “It is going to, under it’s proposed route, consume over 100,000 acres of prime farmland,” Gilbert.....- 8/30/2007 4:06:36 PM
Heh! Tell You What! Larry Craig (R-ID) Has Been Fodder for Some Very Funny Jokes (salon) I watched Hardball and Countdown last night and found myself guffawing several times at how utterly ridiculous and funny Craig's situation is. His "I am Not Gay" rates right there with Clint.....- 8/30/2007 3:55:35 PM
Irony O Day- Man Creates YouTube Video. Viacom Takes Video & Plays on Show-Man Reposts Viacom (salon) - 8/30/2007 3:07:40 PM
I Thought Blasting Women With Children For Doing Professional Work that Men W/Families Do Was Passe (salon) Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Why I don't watch Fox News Reason # 3,279. Think Progress has a clip in which Fox blasts Katie Couric for going to Iraq. Now, I don't care for Katie Couric and I completely quit watchin.....- 8/30/2007 2:48:00 PM
Totally Shocked! Perry Commutes Death Penalty For Man Who Didn't Kill Anyone (salon) Maybe getting all that money spent (10 MILLION DOLLARS) to upgrade the mansion he lives in put him in a good mood. Ain't it a shame that we can't afford public infrastructure but we can afford to clas.....- 8/30/2007 12:45:00 PM
Bush Wants 50 BILLION More Dollars for his Surge (oops, Escalation)- Will Congress Cave In And Give it to him? (salon) Remember back in more innocent days when Bush said his escalation was temporary and based on whether Iraq would meet benchmarks; ie, the time of having beaucoup more troops in Iraq was to give Iraq ti.....- 8/30/2007 12:06:24 PM
More Lead Paint 4 U From China- Getting a Little Ridic With the Recalls (salon) How about people quit apologizing about being protectionist and start bringing manufacturing jobs BACK to this country, since apparently there's little to no regulation going on about stuff that gets .....- 8/30/2007 12:00:49 PM
Beautiful Highland Park Home! Bibby Family Doesn't Want it Torn Down, Deed Stipulation (salon) What happens when you have a totally gorgeous 1924 Spanish Mediterranean house that you are selling... but you don't want the next owner to tear it down? You put a deed restriction on it!As I was read.....- 8/30/2007 11:54:53 AM
Pipeline Condemnations In Weatherford (Parker Co, TX) and What Does Phil King Have to Do With that? (salon) Since pipeline companies are classified as *common-carrier*, they can condemn or forcibly take people's property. Yes, say that again, people's PRIVATE PROPERTY. So what happens if a pipeline company .....- 8/30/2007 11:40:06 AM
*Freeze Tag* By the TSA-Another Reason I don't Fly (salon) - 8/29/2007 11:32:37 PM
AUDIO -Joelle Ogletree (Glen Rose, Texas) Radio Interview on KRLD (salon) Link sent by Erathwomen.Look for the audio link on the right hand side. (EDITED 11/5 with direct podcast link).Principal didn't tell her what the allegations were originally, or even that they were al.....- 8/29/2007 9:51:31 PM
Navasota (Texas) Examiner on TxDOT Being Sneaky (Trans-Texas Corridor) (salon)  Remember how happy we all were when it was announced that there would be a two-year halt to the TTC?? We best not be sitting here like ostrichs with our heads in the sand because, that's not what TxD.....- 8/29/2007 7:28:05 PM
Chet Edwards US Dist 17 To Hold Burleson Town Hall Meeting on August 30 (Johnson Co, TX) (salon) Edwards Holds Burleson Town Hall Aug. 30th at City Hall (Washington, D.C.) "It is important for me to hear the views and priorities of Burleson citizens and families, whether it is about the loca.....- 8/29/2007 3:22:18 PM
Bosque County Injection Well in Kopperl, Texas-Letter of Appreciation for Judge Word (salon) from Bill Gordon of StephenvilleAugust 29, 2007 Karen Norris Executive Director Texas Association of Counties P. O. Box 2131 Austin, Texas 78768-0519 Dear Ms. Norris, I want to take this opportunity t.....- 8/29/2007 2:12:03 PM
Austin Statesman Plays Into the Hands of Pro-Tollers (pstern) It Ain't Over Until the Taxpayers Sing! An August 29th article in the Statesman attempts to simplify the choice between opting for toll roads and getting roadways built sooner, or sitting and waiting .....- 8/29/2007 10:38:29 AM
Ew! Larry Craig (R-ID) Was Suspected in 1982 Of Illicit Sex with White House Pages (salon) - 8/29/2007 9:04:25 AM
In Republican Land, It's Okay to Solicit Prostitutes But Not Okay to be Gay? (salon) Saw that Crew, which has issued ethics complaints against both David Vitter (R-LA) and Larry Craig (R-ID) but Republicans didn't call for an ethics investigation of Vitter. While I am pleased that Sen.....- 8/29/2007 8:50:11 AM
More About Fort Hood Soldier Spraders Death- Trainers faulted-They Covered It UP (salon) About the Fort Hood soldier who disappeared during training and was found dead.Army Sgt. Lawrence Sprader set out under the searing Texas sun on a map-reading exercise, carrying a cellphone in case he.....- 8/29/2007 8:41:53 AM
What's Up With Toll Roads? ---- Really! (pstern) To Legislators, CAMPO and the Transportation Policy Board: For the past 5 years the majority of Texans have vocalized their discontent with toll road plans being pushed by Gov. Perry, Rep. Mike Krusee.....- 8/28/2007 7:50:55 PM
Devon Energy *Donates* Money for Repairs to Johnson County, Texas (salon) In a way, frankly, that's a little insulting and silly, although it's good Johnson County got some money to repair the county roads that Devon Energy has damaged. But that's exactly the point of why s.....- 8/28/2007 7:36:53 PM
It's the HYPOCRISY-Any claim Republicans had to Family Values is GONE- Vitter and Craig (salon) Politicians who think voters are blind to these events are dead wrong. Voters can show empathy when presented with forgiveness and apology. But for those who try to conceal wrong and are then defiant,.....- 8/28/2007 7:24:40 PM
Chart of Subprime Mortgages- State by State (salon) - 8/28/2007 7:20:39 PM
Poli Cartoons (salon) - 8/28/2007 7:17:47 PM
Illinois Man Accused of Eavesdropping on his Stepdaughter-Bet He Wishes He was George Bush (salon) What the stepfather was doing is illegal.A Du Quoin man who claims he was only trying to listen in on his stepdaughter's telephone conversations is accused of not only eavesdropping on her electronica.....- 8/28/2007 4:57:54 PM
About Energy and Being Off the Grid (salon) Chet Edwards (US House Dist 17) was one of only a few Democrats who voted AGAINST the energy bill (thus voted WITH Republicans). He apparently doesn't see the value of alternative energies, such as so.....- 8/28/2007 4:48:44 PM
Newspaper Publishes Article About Saudi Extremist in Al-Qaida Front Group-Government Shuts Them Down (salon) I'm talking about Saudi Arabia, where, as we know, about half of the al-Qaida terrorists in Iraq are from.Saudi Arabia has indefinitely banned the distribution of a leading Arab newspaper, Al Hayat, j.....- 8/28/2007 4:27:24 PM
Who's Going to Pay for the Subprime Mortgage Debacle? Surely NOT the US Taxpayer (salon) We were already stiffed for the Savings and Loan debacle in the '80's. I saw a letter to the editor in the Cleburne paper today that said that Senator Dodd has put in a bill to have the US taxpayer ba.....- 8/28/2007 4:25:18 PM
Guineas Pics (salon) - 8/28/2007 3:56:01 PM
One More About Joelle Ogletree-Video and Interview from Fox's Hannity and Colmes Yesterday (salon) Wrongly Accused of Sex with Students: Joelle Ogletree's Story. Watch the video at that link.ALAN COLMES, CO-HOST: Five years ago, French teacher Joelle Ogletree was accused of having sex with three st.....- 8/28/2007 3:45:42 PM
DHS, FEMA and NRC Holding Radiological Emergency Preparedness Results Meeting Hood County on Thursday (salon) Ought to be pretty interesting. It's going to be at the Hood County Annex I at 200 North Gordon St in Granbury at 11:30 am on Thursday, August 30. Meeting is open to the public and it's about an exerc.....- 8/28/2007 3:23:46 PM
Department of Homeland Security Data-Mining System That Invaded Privacy To Be Stopped (salon) You know, as I was reading this, I was thinking about WHO's been in charge of DHS and hoping against hope that Bush the Buffoon doesn't replace Gonzales the Incompetent with Chertoff the Intrusive. Th.....- 8/28/2007 11:33:53 AM
Countrywide's Unscrupulous Targeting of Consumers in Subprime Mortgage Scams (salon) from the Consumerist.New York Times has a very interesting article about the business practices that resulted in Countrywide's dramatic spiral into the dirt. Recently, the nation's largest mortgage le.....- 8/28/2007 11:23:28 AM
Here's a Business That's Doing Well-Record Opium Crops In Afghanistan! (salon) Opium production in Afghanistan has increased by 34 percent over the past year, and the country is now the source of 93 percent of the heroin, morphine and other opiates on the world market, according.....- 8/28/2007 11:21:08 AM
Stupidest Terrorism Overreaction Award Time- The Flour on the pavement (salon) - 8/28/2007 11:19:45 AM
How Moral Is it To Use Pilotless Planes (aka Reaper) To Use in War? (salon) I've said before that the idea that war is like some kind of video game, where the controllers are sitting in Las Vegas and sending pilotless planes over to kill people in some other country is cold a.....- 8/28/2007 11:06:19 AM
US Air Attacks O Day on Iraq and Afghanistan- and France Threatens Air Strikes on Iran (salon) I think air strikes are cowardly and the innocent civilians, including children, that die in these attacks are not *collatoral damage*. First up, Afghanistan bombed by US air strikes, civilians dead.......- 8/28/2007 10:59:47 AM
NTTA (North Texas Toll Authority) Toll Rates To Rise-EXAMPLE of why Toll Roads Have You At their Mercy (salon) I've read already that, at least on the 121 toll road that is up near Denton and Collin County, people will HAVE to use rfid-laced tolltags because they won't even have cash cages for your quarters. H.....- 8/28/2007 10:51:23 AM
4 Cities Near Temple, Texas Band Together to FIGHT the Trans-Texas Corridor-*TTC Driven by Greed* (salon) Even though the Texas Legislature has sold us out, there are still fighting mayors and leaders in Bartlett, Holland, Little River-Academy, and Rogers.The cities of Bartlett, Holland, Little River-Acad.....- 8/28/2007 10:46:59 AM
One More Comment About Living in a County Where There's a Nuclear Power Plant (salon) Judge Maynard said the other day that people who lived here BEFORE Comanche Peak was built knew what they were getting into when it was constructed, and people that moved here AFTER Comanche Peak also.....- 8/28/2007 10:36:39 AM
Some Would Have You Believe Nuclear Energy Power Plants Are Entirely Safe with Zero Problems (salon) and the newest spin I've seen coming out about this lately is that Nuclear Power Plants Do Not Contribute to Global Warming. Chet Edwards was trumpeting that the other day, along with a discussion of .....- 8/28/2007 10:30:20 AM
Nuclear Reactor News O Day-Comanche Peak (Glen Rose, Texas) Inadequate Fire Protection - August 2007 (salon) Event Report from the NRC (Nuclear Regulatory Commission) for August 14, 2007Power ReactorEvent Number: 43562Facility: COMANCHE PEAKRegion: 4 State: TXUnit: [1] [ ] [ ]RX Type: [1] W-4-LP,[2] W-4-LPNR.....- 8/28/2007 10:10:15 AM
I dunno-WHY did Tom Cruise Want to Play a Nazi? (salon) - 8/28/2007 9:06:13 AM
What Do George Michael and Senator Larry Craig Have in Common? (salon) They Both Love Them Public Toilets!From 2002The star spoke openly about his arrest for lewd conduct in a Los Angeles public toilet in an interview with BBC Radio 1's Jo Whiley. Michael's arrest led to.....- 8/28/2007 8:39:01 AM
And Now, The Alberto Gonzales Is Gone Jokes Begin (salon) Heh. It's been easy to poke fun at him before, and now here's 2 columns of more funny.Kelso from the Austin American Stateman.Gonzales' memory was so bad that it became a national punch line. "We.....- 8/28/2007 8:08:54 AM
Looks like Joelle Ogletree is Going to Sue Glen Rose ISD Over the False Sex With Students Allegations (salon) - 8/27/2007 9:41:47 PM
How Long Before THIS Shows Up on the Globe? Laura Bush Cancels Trip with Hub (salon) - 8/27/2007 1:13:11 PM
Rumour that Rick *39 Percent* Perry Might Take Over the Republican Governors Association in 2008 (salon) God forbid he actually work for THIS state as Governor.In a development not yet made public, knowledgeable Republicans say that Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is likely to take over the Republican Governor.....- 8/27/2007 12:33:22 PM
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